The Independent National Electoral Commission has once more warned Nigerians to stay away from a rumored portal for the 2023 general election’s ad hoc staff recruitment.
This was stated by INEC in a succinct statement delivered on Tuesday in Abuja by Rotimi Oyekanmi, the chairman of INEC.
Oyekanmi claimed that the portal was a scam because the commission had stopped hiring for the election and had shut down its official website for hiring.
He said, “The website/blog below is advertising ad hoc staff positions for the 2023 general election.
“However, the commission is no longer recruiting ad hoc staff for the 2023 general election. The INEC ad hoc staff recruitment portal was officially shut down on December 14, 2022.
“Therefore, the site, with the URL – http://www.yournewclaims.com/Inec-Recriutment/ is fake. It is intended to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. Nigerians should disregard it.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that INEC had on October 5, 2022 raised alarm on similar fake ad hoc recruitment link inecnigeria.govservice.site being circulated online.
NAN reports that the commission on Sept. 7, 2022, announced that its official recruitment portal for 2023 general election (www.pres.inecnigeria.org) would be opened to the public on Wednesday September 14, 2022 by 8 am and would be closed on Wednesday, December 14, by 8pm.